The Short Story of Samuel and Saul
What a story! What a thought! The moment it entered into me I knew God was saying something again. Samuel and Saul, so it came. Why Samuel? And why Saul? We know they were both great men in their time but it's really much more; there was a relationship - a relationship birthed in love for God's word and from a passion to deliver the people.
Before we forget, prophet Samuel was begotten in faith by his mother Hannah and his father Elkannah after a period of groaning and desires. He, as his mother promised in pain and gratitude, had to grow up with prophet Eli's children; every christian and every history scholar have studied the three sons of Eli. Before I digress unintentionally, I only want to point out that it was through the young man Samuel who later became prophet to all that Saul got his kingly scepter. But he derailed. Therefore, through the same Samuel, the same Saul was brought back below himself - even yet below.
Having said enough, I implore, yet again, my brothers and sisters in positions of authority and responsibility to understand that God values accountability so much also. My God can give you anything. But He owns all and when His anger is aroused by your pride and foolishness, He will be there to take even the least from you. Be warned! Stand straight! Stand aside!